The first trailer for the third series in The Walking Dead's universe teases what life looks like after the zombie outbreak. Its been almost ten years since The Walking Dead premiered on AMC, and even though rating have declined as of late, the output of the universe is climbing. Season 10 of the main Walking Dead series is just one day away from premiering, while the first spinoff, Fear the Walking Dead, recently wrapped up its fifth season. In addition to a Rick Grimes solo film on the way, the premiere of a third series set in the Walking Dead universe is approaching.
Up until recently, details on the third series largely remained a mystery. The main cast was announced earlier this summer at San Diego Comic-Con, revealing Aliyah Royale (Iris), Annet Mahendru (Huck), Alexa Mansour (Hope), Nicolas Cantu (Elton) and Hal Cumpston (Silas) as part of the ensemble. Since then, Nico Tortorella joined the series as Felix in what is described as the lead role. With production still underway, fans of the apocalyptic franchise have only recently received their first glimpse at the cast. But now, following the release of those images, the first trailer for the new series has arrived.
Debuting at New York Comic Con, the full trailer for the still-untitled third The Walking Dead series has made its way online. Picking up 10 years after the apocalypse, the trailer focuses on the primary cast that has already been announced. While the two prior shows in the franchise have shown the fear and dread of living in a world with zombies, that reality is all these kids have known. However, they also live in a location that is largely protected and allows them to live semi-normal lives. This young ensemble has not experienced life beyond this safe haven though, which inspires them to see what else the world has to offer.
What is immediately clear with this trailer is the new approach and tone that it has when compared to the other entries in the franchise. This third series has more of a coming-of-age feel, which, if applied throughout the duration of the series, should help it stand apart from what else the Walking Dead universe has to offer. Most of this footage appears to be from early on in the series, which is being directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
Even though the trailer didn't bring an official release date or title for the series, those who are interested in continuing or jumping back into The Walking Dead's universe can do so with this show in the spring of 2020. The first season is only going to be ten episodes long, so, hopefully, that points to a fast-paced story. In any case, this trailer is a promising start to the promotional campaign for the third The Walking Dead series.